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Combined Positioning-Reflectometry Galileo Code Receiver for Forest Management

Obiettivo

Biomass mapping has gained increased interest for bioenergy, climate research and mitigation activities, such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (e.g. REDD initiative).

However, continuous deforestation activity and forest management requires frequent and accurate monitoring which can be expensive and difficult to attain. In Brazil, optical satellite data is typically used by government but even such does not allow accurate enough mapping due cloud coverage, requiring combination of other sources such as in-situ and air-borne measurements. Furthermore, satellite radar signals can penetrate clouds but still today the spatial resolution is not sufficient.

In COREGAL, a low cost unmanned fixed-plane Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and service for biomass mapping will allow wide scale mapping in the Brazilian context of forest management. A first of a kind combined Position-Reflectometry Galileo receiver will be developed as main sensor for platform positioning and biomass estimation, the latter using reflected GNSS signals (also called GNSS-R) on tree canopies. High positioning accuracy (centimetre level) is required for surface point reflection determination, which is challenging for remote areas where no GNSS infrastructure is available as in the case of many forests in Brazil. However, Galileo AltBOC E5 signals offer unprecedented pseudorange measurement quality which can be used for novel high accuracy positioning.

The UAV will be equipped and tested with a COREGAL receiver and optical cameras for aerial mapping and biomass estimation, enabling wide scale low cost mapping: UAV mapping is at least one order of magnitude lower cost than manned air-borne missions while GNSS-R can be seen as bi-static radar replacing expensive, heavy and power consuming radars.

The consortium includes universities and companies for successful services and technology exploitation.

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DEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
Indirizzo
Avenida D Joao Ii Lote 1 17 01, Edificio Torre Zen, 10Th
1998 023 Lisboa
Portogallo
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contributo UE
€ 255 237,50

Partecipanti (10)

DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 140 656,25
Indirizzo
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GEONUMERICS SL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 129 062,50
Indirizzo
Av Carl Friedrich Gauss 11
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 151 618,75
Indirizzo
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 50 000
Indirizzo
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 94 375
Indirizzo
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
GAMMA REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH AND CONSULTING AG
Svizzera
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Worbstrasse 225
3073 Gumligen
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 85 317,50
Indirizzo
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENGEMAP ENGENHARIA, MAPEAMENTO E AEROLEVANTAMENTO LTDA
Brasile
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Rua Alexandre Dumas 1601 Conj 67 Andar 6
04717 004 Sao Paulo
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTA JULIO DE MESQUITA FILHO
Brasile
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Quirino De Andrade 215
0149010 Sao Paulo
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EDITORA MUNDO GEO LTDA
Brasile
Contributo UE
€ 0
Indirizzo
Rua Nelson Lins D Albuquerque 110
80520-430 Curitiba
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)